Iliyasu Suleiman, a 40-year-old security guard, who was dismissed by his employers over theft, has confessed to killing the man who was engaged to replace at a company in Adamawa State.
Suleiman was said to have been sacked on suspicion that he was stealing company properties, and a new security guard was employed to take his place.
Iliyasu, who is from Ngurore ward in Yola South Local Government Area of the state, has been arrested by Adamawa State police command in Yola, and the matter is being investigated.
The suspect reportedly attacked the victim at the company located in Kwanan Waya, Yola South local government and hit him with an object until he died.
The suspect said he was employed by the company in 2020 and was sacked in July 2021 over theft.
He confessed that he stole the company’s iron rods and sold them to a scavenger at N5000.
The company reported him to the police who investigated the matter and recovered the iron rods.
Suleiman said although the management of the company threatened to sack him, he was allowed to stay on after he pleaded, and he worked in the company for one year.
Commenting on the matter, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, spokesperson of the police command, said the suspect is currently being interrogated.